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Night Blade

(Colbana Files #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  2,840 ratings  ·  245 reviews
Kit Colbana is always biting off more than she can chew. She has a knack for finding trouble. This time, though, trouble finds her. Someone from her past drops a case into her lap that she just can’t refuse...literally.

People on the Council are dying left and right and she’s been requested to investigate the deaths. The number one suspect? Her lover, Damon. If she doesn't

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Paperback, 264 pages
Published March 4th 2013 by Shiloh Walker, Inc (first published March 4th 2012)
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Jilly
This book was shaping up to be in my 1-star pile, also known as "garage sale fodder" until close to the end. I was disappointed in how weak Kit was, I was disappointed in her having a relationship with a guy who was a proven douche, I was disappointed in the slow-moving storyline. Basically I spent most of my time disappointed - much like my parents during my childhood. But, that's a story for another day....let's just say that I was the friend who got everyone to jump off the bridge... (I know, ...more
Jen Davis
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I knew something was up when I read the Dedication on this book:
Thanks to everybody who encouraged me to continue with Kit's story. Be warned... she's got a rocky road ahead of her. But I hope it's worth it in the end.

I saw this and thought to myself, "Dammit. Kit and Damon are going to break up." I dreaded it. I steeled myself for it. What I fool I was. Suffice it to say, Shiloh Walker and I have a vastly different understanding of the words "rocky road."

Let's back up. As the story begins, Kit
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Jess the Romanceaholic
Never, never, has this image been more appropriate than it is right now.



Bloody hell.

5 Stars, full review to follow.
Denisa
OMG! That ending!


The plot thickens! Have to see what's next!
Ferdy
2.5 stars - Spoilers

I didn't like the first book all that much but it must have done something right since I got this as soon as it came out.

Random notes/thoughts

-The plot was fairly entertaining - Kit is forced to help her ex boyfriend, Justin, on a case that involves her current boyfriend and twu wuv, Damon.
Most of the story consisted of Kit fawning over Damon, Kit being pissed at various people, Kit getting beaten up and tortured, Kit recovering from injuries and near death experiences and K
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Tori
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
J.C. Daniels presents readers with book two in the Colbana Files series with NIGHT BLADE. Be warned, Daniels doesn't hold back. If you loved the first book in the series, NIGHT BLADE completely blows it out of the waters. In this case, the sequel hits harder. It is sure to have readers stepping back with shock and heartbreak.

In just over 200 pages, Daniels manages to take readers by surprise and show them that she isn't afraid to make hard hits. NIGHT BLADE is packed to the brim with action and
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Marissa
4.5 stars
-No spoilers, damnit! I will not spoil anything! Even though it kills not being able to say why!-

I am dying, here! It hurts so much! The pain! The sadness! The agony! It's killing me that I don't have anything more to read yet! I need something promising to ease this ache!!

Why the hell didn't I wait to read this until the next book was closer? WHY OH WHY!?!? Stupid, idiotic, masochist me. (Ok, ok, so, I may have loved every torturous, second of this book. Don't judge.)

But, Dear lord, s
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Pamela / SpazP
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC courtesy of NetGalley.
This book is an amazing follow-up to the first Colbana Files book, Blade Song. It's fast paced, and the action never lets up. The last quarter of the book is going to get you. And it's going to hurt. You might even cry. You might even shake your fist and curse that the next book is not out yet. Yes, Kit goes through some serious stuff that is going to be hard to bear witness to and it is a story well-told. Night Blade met and exceeded my expectations, and I think it wil
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Brittni
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Now I remember why I love this series so much!! Omg it's sooo good!! On to the next book.
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Kit Colbana knows there will be trouble when her ex walks in to her offices and gives her a job she can't refuse. If she does, the man she has fallen in love with Damon Lee, alpha of the Cat Clan will be executed. Why has he been killing members of the Assembly, could it have anything to do with her, has Kit's nightmarish past finally caught up with her?

Wow...this book was just WOW with big jingly bells on. It has blown me away, if I loved Blade Song, the first book in the series, than I am prac
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Mimi Smith
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: uf-r
4.5 stars

Edit

Just going to add... Well, maybe Damon's reaction was too uncharacteristic. I mean, c'mon, would he give up so easily? I get a hot temper, but you don't just walk...


Well, hello Mercy Thompson meets Kate Daniels. OK, not exactly, but there were similarities... More with Kate Daniels than mercy. We do have the grumpy cat and the warrior girl... Luckily, though, I make the comparison in the best way possible.

I liked this book. Not a surprise, since I liked the first book plenty. But wh
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Jen
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fv, favs, walker
Kit

Love, love, loved this one. Amazing, gut wrenching, captivating...it had it all. Full review on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

This review will contain mild spoilers from Blade Song. DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU HAVEN'T READ BLADE SONG. You have been warned.

In Night Blade we find Kit and Damon together as a couple. Damon is out-of-town a lot still cleaning up the pack from the previous Alpha. Kit is seeing a little more business and things are moving along at a normal pace. She hides the bonding
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Eva Rose
Edit: April 1/2013.

All right so I am ready to write a proper review to this amazing follow up to Blade Song. Seriously, it was a a wild ride but above all I just liked Kit so, so, so much. She is such a fighter and when the shit hits the fan she fights, and fights, and fights and never, ever gives up. I love her.

(view spoiler)
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Mara
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, urban-fantasy
I loved Blade Song, I found it gripping and dark with an "uneasy" leading couple and a plot right down my alley.

I was terrified of starting Night Blade. I feared it wouldn't be up to par, that the hype I was remembering was just that, hype.

I'm sure that the Colbana Files books have their share of problems, and one may be the pure blackness of the villain in an otherwise "grey" characterizations. Another may be a confusing action scene with the wolves. But honestly they'll fade back when you imm
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Amanda
This book will utterly gut you; just tear you apart by the end. This is tale is an extreme roller coaster of emotion and action. I swear at one point I was sobbing for Kit and I HATE to cry! I am not a pretty crier. Lol From the beginning we are taken on a ride, this book picks up about 3 months from where the first book left off. Kit and Damon are really trying making a go of their relationship. However, when an old friend comes to Kit with a new case she realizes everything she has been workin ...more
Summer
I hate it when I get into a new series and then realize I have to wait a year until the next book is out.
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 5 stars: Personal favorite - a must read (A+)
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About

*Warning: Night Blade is a deeply emotional read; one that has the potential to take you to dark, low places. However, if you are up for the emotional journey, it is WELL WORTH the time, energy and tears.

Kit Colbana, half-human--half-supernatural warrior, runs a detective agency/courier service, and Wolf Alpha Alisdair MacDonald of the East Orlando Pack hires Kit to transport an interesting
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Readsalot81
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review coming soon.. but seriously, OMG. If you're in need of UF with action/adventure and a whole lotta heart.. do yourself a favor and read this series :) (The ending made me cry.. and I almost NEVER do that lol)

***posted as a guest review over at paranormalhaven.com***

If you’re looking for a solid Urban Fantasy with a fast paced plot and intriguing characters, then J.C. Daniel’s Night Blade just may be the book for you. Night Blade picks up right after the events from Blade Song, the first n
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Dragana
Colbana Files series is my latest urban fantasy 'find'. Blade Song, the first book in series, was very good for a self-published novel and I was looking forward to reading more.

Night Blade was very improved compared to Blade Song.
- Plot was more focused.
- There is no slow start.
- All the characters I got to know are again here.
- A lot of action.
- Intriguing mystery.

One thing that really annoyed me is how the book ends. It's a big unexpected development and definitely added intense can't-p
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Stephanie Collins
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'm struggling to do justice to this book with my review. I really am. I mean I adored Blade Song but this one was gut-wrenchingly awesome. I blubbered during parts of this, cheered during others, sighed and muttered all in one book. I mean that is not easy for an author to pull off but then nothing about Kit is easy (a little birdie told me that).

Kit just proves herself to be much more than anyone, even this reader, expected. She's strong enough to make a decision that she knows could put her a
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Shelley
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-releases
*Genre* Urban Fantasty set in the near future
*Rating* 4.0

*First Thoughts*

I liked Night Blade even more than I did Blade Song. I liked that Kit is a strong lead character who is part Amazon. However, I hated Damon and his neanderthal ways. You can be a strong female lead character without a man around telling you what to do, when to do it, and then marking his "territory" like Kit was his love slave or something. I haven't really liked him since he was introduced in Blade Song, yet, I tolerated h
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Kelly
Guys, I loved book 1 in this series. LOVED IT. I wanted to read it all over again as soon as I got to the end. This book? THIS BOOK ABSOLUTELY KILLED ME! It was... amazing. Heartbreaking. Terrifying. Sweetly beautiful. And it made me cry. It made me have to put my book down and take a few deep breaths because, HOLY HANNAH, the things that Kit has had to endure in her life are awful and she's managed to take her crappy childhood and her all her fears and make it work for her. She's strong and fla ...more
TJ
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4/5/5.0

Oh, this story just ripped me to pieces! SO good, SO heartbreaking! The story is truly un-put-downable! Only downside is the cliff-hanger ending that requires one to buy the next book - and while I would have done so anyway, it never sets right that I'm being manipulated into it. The only saving grace (and reason I'm not on a ranting tirade) is that I didn't have to wait the year before the next book came out like so many people who found this series before.
Tiffany
Mar 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
J. C. Daniels has made me cry! This book shredded me. I love Kit. She gets knocked down but never quits. My heart hurts for her. This is the second book in the series and it was amazing! I loved every single second of this read!
Feminista
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Unbelievably Heartbreaking!!!

Ms. Daniels has created a beautiful world filled with strong characters and a heartbreaking story...

I have been delaying reading this book because of the cliffhanger in the end. So glad I did!!! Off to the next one :)
Mandi Schreiner
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, uf
Amazing book. Heart wrenching end. I just adore Kit so, so much. And Damon. One of the best UF series I've read in a long time. Make sure you read book one, Blade Song before this one!

Dying for #3
Melanie
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So, so good! Super emotional and it takes a lot to get me stirred up emotionally from books these days. I cried like a baby
reread 2017
Shera (Book Whispers)
The grammar issues I had wondered about before . . . apparently it wasn't an update I had missed. Sure they aren’t as prolific in Night Blade, but they are here. Frequently. Ah!!!! What the heck! Am I the only one noticing this? Because everyone else is leaving glowing reviews with no mention of any grammar issues. It's nothing too shocking. Just repeated words before and then after some words, a small misplaced, or an incorrect word. At least the repetitive phrases seemed to stop and Kit was on ...more
Jess
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: B+

This story is in a word: DARK. Ok two words: dark and emotional (you've been warned).

Damon, as the new alpha, has been cleaning house. He’s off busy killing those who need it but it’s come to the Assembly’s attention and now Kit has to take a job with Justin and Banner to save Damon’s life. The catch is, she can’t tell him or anyone what she’s working on (Justin spelled her) and she only has a couple of days to find out why Damon is killing
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J.C. Daniels is the alter ego of author Shiloh Walker. J.C./Shiloh has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah...serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of rom
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Colbana Files (6 books)
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